Appointments at VERTIC

Dr. David Keir was appointed Programme Director – Verification and Monitoring. He will be in charge of the strategic pursuit of the organization’s verification and monitoring objectives, taking over the organization’s diverse and thriving arms control and disarmament portfolio. VERTIC’s Arms Control and Disarmament Programme and its Environment Programme will be merged under the Verification and Monitoring Programme.

Andreas Persbo, VERTIC’s Executive Director, said, “in September 2012, our trustees agreed to a change in our strategic direction. Our mandate, unchanged since 1986, calls for us to pursuit the effective verification, monitoring and implementation of international agreements. We are now taking steps to realize the vision of our founders. David’s been a friend of the organization for many years, and we were very fortunate to recruit him only a year ago. He brings a wealth of expertise to VERTIC, and takes over a dynamic group of experts on a strong financial footing. I’m very much looking forward to helping him grow the programme further”.

Mr. Larry MacFaul was appointed Editor-in-Chief of VERTIC publications, a part time position reporting to the Executive Director. Andreas Persbo said, “this appointment was long overdue. Larry has already informally been doing this job for some time. I am very pleased to have this reflected in his contract. We have big plans for our publications, soon to be announced, and I can think of no better person than Larry to help us realize our aspirations”.

Last changed: Oct 31 2012 at 7:11 PM

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